Hip-hop’s first couple, Jay-Z and Beyoncé, finally made it to the White House … only for a visit that is.
Jay and B visited the nation’s First Family at the White house on Wednesday (March 3) while in town during a stop on the “BP3” tour, where he performed at the city’s Verizon Center.
A White House official said the rapper — alongside his wife/singer Beyonce, her mother Tina Knowles, singer Trey Songz, and industry veteran Kevin Liles — toured the residence.
Then later, Jay actually had a quick, unscheduled visit with President Obama, said the Washington Post.
The hip-hop superstar shared news of the visit with fans during his show that evening, before wishing a White House staffer’s child happy birthday.
“I don’t know where you are, but happy birthday. I just came from the White House. And your pop works there. He said, ‘Happy Birthday,’ ” Jay said.
In an interview with Interview magazine last month, Jay reflected on his rise from the streets all the way to the White House, saying it “was crazy” that he could even meet with these powerful people.
“For me, being with [President] Obama or having dinner with Bill Clinton … It’s crazy,” he said. “It’s mind-blowing, because where I come from is just another world. We were just ignored by politicians — by America in general.”